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Long Range Pistols Olympia WA

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J+S Sporting Goods
(360) 888-7932
3430 Dartmouth Dr. Ol
Lacey, WA
 
Steve''Smunitions
(360) 426-6869
871 E Mikkelsen Rd
Shelton, WA
 
Holman Sporting Goods
509782301
9073 Deadmans Hill Rd
Cashmer, WA
 
Ams Guns
(425) 483-8855
18144 Woodinville-Snohomish Road
Woodinville, WA
 
Butch''S Gun Shops
(206) 789-7575
7503 Aurora Av
Seattle, WA
 
Spencerlake Firearms
(360) 426-5156
470 E. Clay Road
Shelton, WA
 
South Sound Kayak
(360) 754-1045
13109 Marksman st.
Olympia, WA
 
Le Wilson Inc
509782132
404 Pioneer Ave
Cashmere, WA
 
Clark''Sall Sports Inc.
(509) 684-5069
557 South Main
Colville, WA
 
Big 5 Sporting Goods #182
310536061
910 S Burlington Blvd
Burlington, WA
 

Long Distance Lessons

A short course on extending your handguns range

Shooting sticks are helpful items when you find yourself shooting "out yonder." They are a great aid, especially when grass or brush prevent the hunter from getting in the prone position.

Rifle enthusiasts are not the only shooters who enjoy the challenge of long-range shooting. Handgunners also like to test their skills on long-distance targets in organized competition, informal plinking or varmint hunting. Whether it's a rock, tin can, varmint or steel silhouette, many of us enjoy stepping up to this unique, yet difficult quest.

There are several elements that affect the success of long-range shooting, but first I should probably define "long range." For the shooter with a .25 auto trying to topple a tin can, 25 yards can qualify as long range. For those using most magnum revolvers in a hunting situation, 100 yards is long range. On the silhouette field where any hit that knocks over the target is considered good, some shooters make 200-yard shots look easy.

When shooting long range, knowing the trajectory, or path of the bullet, is crucial. Revolver rounds like the .44 Magnum suffer a great deal in this regard when compared to bottle-neck rifle cartridges. Let's look at a typical situation with a 240-grain bullet going 1,500 fps, which would be a maximum load. With the gun sighted-in at 50 yards, out at 150 yards the bullet will drop an amazing 14 inches, and, depending on wh...

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